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Re: Official Review: Domani by Carolyn Gross

Post by Lisachhakchuak » 28 Dec 2017, 14:04

wow....already, the first sentence got me hooked. :)

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Post by NadineTimes10 » 28 Dec 2017, 16:09

Lisachhakchuak wrote:
28 Dec 2017, 14:04
wow....already, the first sentence got me hooked. :)
:D It happens that way sometimes!

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Post by NadineTimes10 » 28 Dec 2017, 16:19

JadeK wrote:
28 Dec 2017, 10:17
Thank you for such a great review! This made me interested in reading this book. I'm not the biggest sci-fi fan but this book sounds like it might make me a fan after all!
While I grew up on a lot of Star Trek and can appreciate sci-fi movies like, say, the original Planet of the Apes pentalogy, I've not actually read much sci-fi. It's one of the genres I've been branching out into this year, a little bit, so this was a good read for someone who's only visited this genre occasionally. :)

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Post by EmilyAnne128 » 30 Dec 2017, 04:11

Beautiful review. The beginning paragraphs sounded like a well-written story rather than a review and made me want to read the book all the more. I am curious. Would you consider this book as more of a fantasy or a science fiction? Your description made it sound more like fantasy, except for the distinct placement on another planet. Would you care to explain a little more?

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Post by ParadoxicalWoman » 01 Jan 2018, 05:33

Good review! However, I don't think this book is for me.
"Read in order to live." ~Gustave Flaubert
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Post by NadineTimes10 » 01 Jan 2018, 05:54

EmilyAnne128 wrote:
30 Dec 2017, 04:11
Beautiful review. The beginning paragraphs sounded like a well-written story rather than a review and made me want to read the book all the more. I am curious. Would you consider this book as more of a fantasy or a science fiction? Your description made it sound more like fantasy, except for the distinct placement on another planet. Would you care to explain a little more?
Gee, thanks!

And, now, I'm sure I answered your question days ago. Been having a little trouble with my replies disappearing, so if my answer is late or it actually shows up twice somehow, I beg your pardon. :)

I can't say if this book is "more" sci-fi or fantasy. I consider it to be sci-fi because of its setting in a particular galaxy, the story's interplanetary relations/revolt, technology that must be futuristic, and creatures that are the product of science. The story also has much of a fantasy feel, however--for reasons I could probably articulate better if I were more of an expert in the fantasy and sci-fi genres. :D But as an inexpert reader of both genres, I think fans of both can enjoy this novel.

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Post by readerwhowrites » 05 Jan 2018, 20:48

Thank you for your review. The plot/setting strike me as an elaborate metaphor-sounds intriguing.

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Post by FallingDream14 » 06 Jan 2018, 21:06

I'm a sucker for books set on other planets. Might have to check this out!

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Post by ButterscotchCherrie » 07 Jan 2018, 10:13

This sounds like a great character-driven science fiction story. It's good when books do work as standalones, yet leave you wanting more in the rest of the series.

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Post by zuhaa_malik » 13 Jan 2018, 15:36

Domani is a science fiction story which is about 2 completely different planets and is written by Carolyn Gross.
Planet no. 1 is a little far away from the sun but Planet no.2 is way closer to sun and is covering planet no .1 and basically protecting it .
There is a Doyen in the story who acts as a prophet and tell a hopeful News but at this time he didnt told about hope but danger.There is a girl named Lulu in the story who sees the doyen to be assassinated.
Until this is what i Understood.This is an honest reply or you can say post from my side .
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Zuhaa :tiphat:

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Post by Lysander99 » 09 Feb 2018, 21:13

This seems like an interesting science fiction story that shows how a society can develop solely based on their position to their sun. From the review i can see that this novel handles this concept properly as well as dealing with the characters paradigm shift when their world is changed.

Nice review.

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Post by NadineTimes10 » 13 Feb 2018, 10:05

Lysander99 wrote:
09 Feb 2018, 21:13
This seems like an interesting science fiction story that shows how a society can develop solely based on their position to their sun. From the review i can see that this novel handles this concept properly as well as dealing with the characters paradigm shift when their world is changed.

Nice review.
Thanks! Now I'll have to remind myself to keep my eyes open for the next book in the series. :)

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Post by Irene C » 19 Feb 2018, 15:21

Thanks for this review. I'm interested in reading more soft sci-fi with good worldbuilding, and this looks like a possibility.
Like fictional characters? Like guessing games?
Then you'll love the 20 Questions-Guess the Character game, found in the Off Topic forum! 8-)

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Post by Sitowise » 12 May 2018, 05:02

Your intellect is excellent, but I don't think that's a book of me. You provide a comprehensive summary of the book which is bound to hook many people. Since the book is Sci-fi and fantasy based, I don't think I can keep up. Keep it up, u did a well carved review.

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Post by sanjus » 12 May 2018, 15:49

A planet is hidden by another large planet from the sun. This line in review about the book seems hard to imagine about the world that this book describes. The word "imperceptibly" which means change that is so gradual that it cant be perceived. i guess author may have had some other idea to use that word

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